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Beginner's guide to LAND in The Sandbox

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Of the total 166,464 LAND tokens that will ever be available in the Sandbox Metaverse, 123,840 of them will be for sale to the public (roughly 74%). The rest will either:

  • be distributed as rewards to gamers, to creators, or to partners (about 16%)

  • remain the property of The Sandbox for their own use (about 10%)

If my first or second article on The Sandbox inspired you to buy a LAND token, this is what you need to know in order to make a more informed decision.

Lead image: Screen cap - Image by The Sandbox

Related reading: Beginner's guide to The Sandbox

Related reading: Beginner's guide to the Sandbox Economy

Related reading: What is a non-fungible token (NFT)?

Basics

LAND can be thought of as digital real estate that represents the basic Sandbox unit on the map.

LAND is a physical space that comes with a pre-built, default terrain that can be terraformed and modified by the owner or another player authorized by the owner, The Sandbox

An ESTATE is the combination of multiple connected LANDs with a single owner.

How creators will view LAND

Each LAND token comprises 96 x 96 x 128 meters in the game world

Available themes for LAND terrain at the moment include Lake, Desert, Nether, Meadow, Antarctica, and Jungle Islands.

The size of the LAND on which a game will be designed is a very important aspect.

...bigger experiences with a simple theme behind it, such as a parkour experience, for example, could feel unnecessarily large compared to the size of the LAND if chosen anything bigger than 1x1, while an immersive adventure experience with plenty of gameplay may fell short in a small terrain, - The Sandbox

How players will interact with LAND

When traveling from one LAND to another, the basic transportation system involves players moving their avatar to an edge of the LAND they are occupying. This will allow them to jump to the adjacent LAND.

Players will enter the adjacent LAND via a "spawn point" established by creators.

Graphic 2: Visualization of an ESTATE adjacency exits, and a spawn point within the ESTATE - Image by The Sandbox

As you can imagine, relying on the basic transportation within The Sandbox will be very time-consuming to travel large distances. To address this issue, the devs have included a transportation system called Portals which can be thought of as a subway system that will take you to other portals very quickly, thus saving a lot of time.

Graphic 3: Symbol of a Portal on map of The Sandbox

The map of the LAND available for Presale 4.3 shows the locations of Portals scattered throughout the map.

Graphic 4: Map of LAND to be sold during Presale 4.3 - Image by The Sandbox

In the map above:

  • GREEN represents regular LAND or ESTATES available to be bought.

  • YELLOW represents Premium LAND available to be bought.

  • BLUE represents a LAND or ESTATE owned by The Sandbox or by one of their partners which is not for sale.

How (prospective) LAND owners will value it

Premium LAND will be available during Presale 4.3. It will include exclusive ASSETS (include Smurfs™ and others) and will be in prime locations (near The Sandbox partner ESTATEs and/or Portals).

Each Premium LAND includes 1 Common, 1 Rare, 1 Epic and 1 Legendary Premium ASSET. Each Legendary ASSET will showcase a unique set of attributesbehavior, and skins, all of which have a limited scarcity of 200 copies, - The Sandbox

Location

Just like in the real world, the location of your digital real estate is critical to its value.

Choosing a location depends on the nearby LANDs, ESTATES and PARTNERS, as these can attract more visitors near to you. As players need to travel between LANDs, the closer you are to hot spots, the more traffic you're likely to generate. We recommend to choose a bigger ESTATE if you want to create bigger games and potentially enable more players in Multiplayer, - The Sandbox

Districts

Graphic 5: Visualization of a DISTRICT in The Sandbox - Image by The Sandbox

LANDs and ESTATEs owned by multiple players will have the potential to form DISTRICTS.

A DISTRICT must meet the following qualifications:

  • LANDs must be adjacent.

  • There must be a minimum of 2 unique owners.

  • Each owner involved must stake a certain amount of SAND.

  • DISTRICT approval is submitted to a vote.

As a result, DISTRICTs can be thought of as decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs). They will have the potential to draw more foot traffic due to their nature. Think of places like Times Square in NYC, or the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

Quick notes on buying LAND this week

  • LAND presale 4.3 is the last opportunity to buy at a discount (roughly $43.20US per LAND token).

  • Presale 4.3 is scheduled for November 11, 2020 at 8:00am EST.

  • Continuing the trend started with Presale 4.2, you will only be able to purchase LAND with SAND tokens.  

  • SAND can be acquired in several ways, including via UniSwap, or from Binance. If you would like to register for an account at Binance, please consider using my referral code below: OXY60HLV

  • LAND sold out in minutes during presale 4.2!

Table 1: Summary of LAND available in Presale 4.3 - Image by The Sandbox

My thoughts

I think The Sandbox has the potential to revolutionize gaming. I found this quote in an article that had a profound effect on how I view LAND within The Sandbox platform.

Monetizing land goes further than just having users pay for play sessions and access. Land could potentially be an extension to an existing business. Shop owners could connect their webshop to the virtual world, while clothing designers could offer their designs both physically and virtually. In addition this could allow for physical services to tie into virtual worlds. For example: Maybe a pizza company will create a virtual restaurant that landowners can place on their land. In turn visitors can order an actual pizza using Sand and have it delivered to their actual doorstep, - Robert Hoogendoorn, Dapp Review

If the devs will be able to implement something as described above, it will blur the line between the real world, and the Sandbox Metaverse. Your imagination would be the only limit to what would be possible!

If this article inspired you to start exploring the Sandbox Metaverse for your own monetizing opportunities, please consider registering for a FREE account using my referral link: https://www.sandbox.game/login/?r=CCDyfXeEsYiGFNq-IvIFRs

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Cover image: Screen cap - Image by The Sandbox

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Resources:

  1. https://medium.com/sandbox-game/announcing-the-sandbox-land-presale-4-3-the-last-and-biggest-land-presale-with-smurfs-31ece7890b

  2. https://medium.com/sandbox-game/land-token-economics-1efe442eb49

  3. https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/news/10484/the-sandbox-avatar-base-models-and-nearly-2000-assets-created-for-its-marketplace/

  4. https://medium.com/sandbox-game/the-sandbox-tokens-lands-730b36217070

  5. https://forum.sandbox.game/topic/12-frequently-asked-check-here-before-asking/

  6. https://medium.com/sandbox-game/the-sandbox-game-maker-creating-your-first-game-b475ce9f9db2

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I love the Smurfs and they're in Sandbox too!

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unfortunately, this didn't end pleasantly. i still have a bitter taste in my mouth, and the Sandbox devs have admitted it wasn't a fair presale process. i was looking to buy LAND, but was unable to (locked out of my wallet, unable to access map, etc.). a handful of lucky buyers got through before the devs shut it down, and they managed to buy 80% of the LAND.

https://medium.com/sandbox-game/land-presale-4-3-fb5f841dc667

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1 year ago

Great information about this article my Dear

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thank you!

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Welcome back my dear friend

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still not quite back, but thank you...Lol! i need a break after all this content creation!

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Ok dear take rest

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Nice writing dear thanks for shreing

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thanks for visiting!

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Great one

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thank you for visiting!

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Awesome👏✊👍

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thank you!

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Great informative article dear

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thank you!

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Very pantastic article

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a lot of new informations,it was nice reading your article

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thanks for visiting! take a look at Reva's comment above, and you will understand the upvote/downvote struggle.

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1 year ago

Very informative article, I have learn lot of thing from here. Thank you for sharing

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i'm glad you found it interesting...thanks for visiting!

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You are welcome

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1 year ago

Looks interesting 😲

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thank you and thanks for visiting!

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1 year ago

Very information, please keep up?

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1 year ago

thank you for visiting!

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1 year ago

I still think there is much hype about this lands, i do not see them offering a consistent profit. I tested the land idea in League of Kingdoms, and it is generating 2-3 DAI per month only.

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1 year ago

i'm curious too, but i see several ways to monetize...some will not be available for at least a year. i see LAND as an experiment as opposed to an investment...and thx for the tip! =)

i can envision about 3 ways to monetize in the near future, and a few more if the platform takes off.

this is a long shot, but your land could be turned into a virtual shopping mall for real-world goods, and you could lease space on your land. you could sell billboards to sponsors in your land. your land can become a location for a convention,and you could charge admission...how about hosting a concert? or an NFT art gallery?

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Nice catch. That's it. Looks tasty, then the reality is different. Happens everytime.

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1 year ago

I never play games like this but this is very interesting and pretty cool!

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i see...would you consider it as an investment? thx for the tip!

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Right now, I want to sort out my coinbase account. I still not hear anything from them. Thank you Crypt :)

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Very informative information about this top topic in this artsy article about important information, my dearest dear. I learned a lot.

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The comments on this platform are hilarious. I really wonder how many people actually read the articles and how many just copy paste the same comment to everything they can get their hands on. 😅

Now to the topic:

I'm really curious to see this auction play out and to read your follow-up articles. Maybe I will be missing out big time on this opportunity. We will see. Will you be buying land?

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Ever since there was a point system and rewards for commenting spammers started to write anything (and ultimately to copy paste comments or even part of the articles above in the comments section). Is our responsibility as users and actual bloggers to downvote and report spam (even if it seems a neverending task).

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thanks for visiting...would you consider buying LAND?

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Ah, that's the reason. I'm not hating it. I see it as a source of entertainment and sometimes I make fun of it.

For instance, once someone copied a part of my article and I replied:

"Great comment. That sounds like I could have written that myself. 😜"

To which the person unironically replied "Thank you. 😊"

😁

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🤣🤣🤣

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Yes that's it, or was, today is the activity bonus (which is slightly better). Those persons just want to earn some fast money (perhaps they have hard situation and they don't know how else to earn it) but end up spamming all-around (spam filters are in place yet sometimes seems like they doesn't work).

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"We" are on the mission on eradicating them. If you happened to see a lot of downvotes on a comment, you can blame us. Not that we paid by doing that. We are just here to clean this platform and make it more engaging

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i plan to buy some LAND...was unable to last time. and please take a look at my response to Heruvim78...i can see a number of possibilities for monetizing LAND, but it may take some time for the devs to implement.

regarding the odd comments left by users, i'm OK with them. as we have spoken before, i'm pretty relaxed about most comments that are left for my article. @Monolith is correct...there seems to be a number of users who treat commenting as a source of revenue.

personally, i'm not against it because many users come from different socio-ecomonic situations...a few dollars here and there for some of those users can make a big difference to their quality of life in another part of the world. i'm aware that they have fewer earning opportunities in life compared to many people in the western world.

if the devs wanted to stop it, they could simply change the system. i don't think it's that hard to do. and that would benefit authors who can get more bot tips for creating content so I'd be OK with that change too.

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I am also ok with the odd comments. I regard it as a source of entertainment and every now and then I like to amuse myself in my replies. 😁 But I don't mind. You are correct that it's probably not very hard to end it. For me, it's part of the experience. 😊

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😂

i hope you are well my friend!

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This looks such a good idea and I also would like to check it out on my own to see what its like to use

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This was a great read and I am going to go check it out. I think it sounds interesting and I am interested to see how it all works. So you own digital land kind of like upland?

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i have not heard of upland, but i took a quick look just now.

the idea of The Sandbox is similar, but the LAND is set up in a 408x408 square grid, and does not correspond to any real-world property.

The Sandbox also allows you to terraform your LAND using Game Maker, and to create your own NFTs using VoxEdit. SAND tokens are traded on a few exchanges, including Binance, and you are able to stake SAND as well.

i don't own any LAND (in The Sandbox or Upland), but my quick review seems to show more promise with The Sandbox.

thanks for visiting and for introducing me to Upland. it seems like an interesting project itself. are you invested in Upland?

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Is not so often for Rusty to visit before me

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based on my notifications, looks like u just missed rusty...thx for the tip!

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Rusty is splashing the cash

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💰💰💰🤑

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